Certified Horsemanship Association Program
Level One - New and Beginning Riders
Begin your association with horses, including learning how to safely
tie, groom, saddle and bridle, mount and ride a horse. Campers
will learn to identify parts of the horse and riding equipment and
will develop the ability to control a horse up through the trot.
Level Two - Fundamental Skill
Riders at this level have learned to safely ride with some
confidence. They can use the four aids to control the horse at
a walk, trot, circling and reverse and know how to handle, tie,
groom and saddle a horse. In this level, they will refine
their aids and work towards improving their partnership with their
horse as they improve their seat and balance.
Level Three - Skill Advancement
This level increases rider knowledge and prepares the rider
for horse ownership. Riders will learn and improve their
ability to obtain diagonals and correct leads, to jump higher and
smoother, and to pass through and around obstacles with ease and
Level Four - Advanced Riding Skills &
Riders at this level are proficient horsemen and women that
know a great deal about horses, riding, horse care and equipment.
They have a balanced seat and know how to use their aids to
communicate correctly with their horse. In this level, riders
will be introduced to advanced performance skills, and greater
challenges in jumping and trail riding, as well as more in-depth
knowledge about owning and caring for horses.